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Matthew Fraser

Matthew Fraser

Matthew Fraser, a former newspaper columnist and broadcaster, is currently a professor at the American University of Paris. He earned his doctorate in political science at Sciences Po Paris. His most recent book is Monumental Fury: The History of Iconoclasm and the Future of Our Past

A rendering of Van Gogh's Sunflowers vandalized with an orange liquid

Masterpiece Theater

Climate activist attacks on works by van Gogh, Vermeer, and other art world titans are the latest in a tradition of destruction that hearkens to the early Christian zealots.